Press TV: Military might ineffective against terrorism
Analyst Gilad Atzmon says military might is ineffective in uprooting terrorism.
US President Barack Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron have announced a joint war on what they have described as “Islamist extremists”. The announcement that was made through a joint article in the Times of London came in the wake of last week’s terrorist attack on a Paris office of Charlie Hebdo satirical magazine.
Obama and Cameron may already appear to be working on an agenda the details of which may not be known to the public at the moment. However, analysts believe that the two, themselves, are responsible for the creation of extremists through pursuing interventionist policies in the Middle East.
“There is a very good reason for American administration, for the British government, and especially more than anyone else for François Holland and his government to be uniquely embarrassed at this point in time,” Gilad Atzmon, a London-based author and political analyst, told Press TV.
“This is because it is clear beyond doubt that these governments were involved in interventionist wars, were supporting different forces in the Middle East especially in Syria in the last few years,” Atzmon added.
He further said voiced doubt if terrorism could ever be uprooted through military means by the Western countries.
“I don’t think all of our drones, our great air force and our military ability to kill people from a far would ever help,” Atzmon told Press TV’s UK Desk in an exclusive interview.
“It is pretty much a disaster we brought for ourselves.”
Atzmon further said the Israeli lobbies have played a key role in dragging Western countries into several conflicts in the Middle East and North Africa. However, he said this has produced no fruits.
“Look what is happening in Libya now and how these Libyans combat with the insurgents for no avail,” he said. “What do they think of this kind of intervention?”